Saturday, December 24, 2011

The End

New Testament Challenge – Day 40
Revelation 12-21

As a society we seem to be obsessed with The End. Countless “prophesies” have come and gone and the Earth is still spinning and humans are still struggling to live day-to-day. What our annual New Testament Challenge can offer us is to ultimately understand that in the end, “There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21.4)

Christmas is a celebration of beginnings. It is a celebration of new revelation – specifically the new revelation of Jesus Christ as God-Man. But being a beginning simply means there will be an end and we must be loyal to the very end in our devotion of God.

If all things are going to pass away, and we rest our hope and intrinsic value in our things which will pass away, where will we find hope and peace in the end? Peace is only found in God who came for our salvation, taking flesh from a virgin, living as mere mortal, was crucified, died and was buried, and rose again on the third day. If we suffer, we should be comforted knowing that God also suffered. If we hunger, we should be comforted that God hungered. God became like us in every way except for sin so that He could reunite Himself to us but not everyone believes.

“He came to His own and His own did not receive Him.” (John 1.11)

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